Gama (él/him/his) is a Puerto Rican children's author, casting director, playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. He holds an M.F.A in Directing from The New School (New York City) and a B.A. in Drama from University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras). Gama is a proud member of New Light Theater Project and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. His debut Spanish language picture book, Pitu le baila al mar (Pitu Dances to the Sea) was released in December 2021 under Editorial Destellos (Puerto Rico). He is a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Repertorio Español. Gama received the First Prize in playwriting from Puerto Rico’s Institute of Culture for his play “Queishd&Dilit”. IG/Twitter: @gamavalle
To learn more about his casting work, please visit www.bassvallecasting.com
SMJ (they/them) is an NYC-based, mixed-race, and Trans non-binary playwright, educator, and theatermaker originally from Mount Vernon, OH. SMJ’s work will be seen in 2022 at Carnegie Mellon University, Fort Salem Theater, The Tank, & Who What Where Theatre Collective. SMJ is currently a member of the 2022 Moxie Arts Incubator and a resident artist for The Artist Co-Op & The Citadel of Playwrights. Their work has been seen in various forms throughout the US and the UK. They’ve been a resident artist with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Sappho Project, Art House Productions, Fresh Ground Pepper, among others. Additionally, SMJ was recently a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference and directed the first high school production of Fun Home for the Ohio Educational Theatre Association. They're a graduate of Otterbein University and the National Theater Institute. SMJ is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Ring of Keys. www.smjwrites.com
M. Florian Staab
Staab is a composer and sound designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Staab was born and raised in Germany and received a BA from Oberlin College and MFA from UIUC/Krannert Center. He is an associate artist with Sinking Ship Productions. His designs have been heard at the Public Theater, Irish Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Center Theatre Group, Mint Theater Company, Pearl Theatre Company, The Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Drama League, New Saloon, the cell, Partial Comfort, Keen Company, Chicago Opera Vanguard and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most recently, Staab recorded, mixed and designed several virtual productions and directed Bill Irwin’s On Beckett / In Screen for the camera. For more info: florianstaab.com
Kaitlin Paige Longoria
KP (she/her/hers) is a Texas born and raised actress and mixed media painter, who moved to New York to cultivate her technique at William Esper Studio with the guidance of William Esper and Bruce McCarty. She’s worked extensively in film and stage, and also spends her creative time painting for her collection of work, titled “Waking up to Burnt Sienna”. For NLTP: Pastel Color Ripples (Creative Producer), Invincible Ones (Director), Promesa Promesota (Director), Hitler's Tasters (Anna in NYC, Edinburgh, Chicago, & LA). She serves as Co-Chair on the Virtual Radio Drama Committee. For more info: kaitlinpaige.com
Celina (she/her/hers) is a recent Montclair State University graduate, who worked as a stage manager on shows such as Twelfth Night, Mad Forest, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dance Collage 2019, and Anon(ymous) during her time there. In addition to stage management she has also worked as a choreographer and makeup designer on shows such as Hairspray Junior, High School Musical Junior, and Legally Blonde Junior with the Belleville Middle School Theatre Arts Company. Her recent credits include the new works Bundle of Sticks as a production assisstant and Word On The Street as the production stage manager at INTAR Theatre.
Jae W. B.
Jæ (they/them/she/her) is a singer and performer based in New York City. Identifying as non-binary trans femme, Jae uses they them & she her pronouns. She is currently signed to TransTrenderz, the first Trans operated and focused music label! Jae has been featured in publications like TheGrio, Them. & Paper Magazine with the label debut single, “Splash.” Followed up by her solo single, “Independent Femme” Jae can be seen performing their solo Cabaret show “Group Therapy” twice a month at Rockbar NYC. She has been featured on several podcasts across streaming services including: The Onyx Theory Podcast, The Grey Scale Podcast, and Conversations with a Mixed Chick. Inst: @jaemusicofficial
A proud NLTP company member, Bethany (she/her/hers) is delighted to join the team for this cool project. Previous productions with New Light include Meaningful Conversation, Still Dance the Stars, The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests, and Strange Country. Bethany is based in New York and has an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. For more info: bethanygeraghty.com
Bertha (she/her/hers) has a BFA from Florida International University. Off-Broadway: Lucy Loves Me (INTAR Theatre) Other credits include: Amparo (Juggerknot Theatre), Honeybee (Furiex Films), Love Asterisk (3tO5 Productions), Oleanna (Pinecrest Theatre Rep), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Alliance Theatre Lab), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Unhinged Theatre Company). For NLTP: Promesa Promesota (Isa), Meaningful Conversation (Lydia). www.berthaleal.com
Evan (he/him/his) is a New York based actor and stage combatant. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Otterbein University in 2017, Evan has spent time focusing on new work and classical pieces alike. Working with NY Classical Theatre (Macbeth, It can't Happen Here), and frequently collaborating with new artists. Evan is a member of the SAFD, and is working towards becoming an actor combatant.
Born in Puerto Rico, Willie (he/him/his) is an actor, producer and entrepreneur. For more than thirty years combining his business and artistic careers. Many theater productions to remember…Othello, Euridice, Race, Equus, Christ Last Temptation, DC-7: Roberto Clemente’s Story, Wrinkle in Time, Water by the Spoonful among many others.
His movie debut was with the character of Ben in Under Suspicion directed by Stephen Hopkins; starring Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. Recent film and televisión credits include: Angels and Diamonds, Startup, She is Gotta Have It 2, Yerba Buena and the leading character of Pedro Knight on tv series CELIA about the life of legendary cuban singer Celia Cruz.
Fernando (he/him/his) is an actor, science enthusiast, and linguistics freak! Credits include: "Skinnamarink" (Next Door @ NYTW), "Minor Character" (UTR/The Public Theater), "Red Emma & the Mad Monk" (The Tank); with the New Light family: "Promesa Promesota", "Breeders", "Omega Kids"; and sundry works at The Playwrights' Center, New York Stage and Film, Soho Rep, MCC, The Drama League, Classic Stage Company, New York Theatre Workshop, & New Dramatists, along with a smattering of web projects. BFA from NYU Tisch/Playwrights Horizons. Follow him @uniqueid... if you've a strong stomach for puns.
For more info: Fernando-gonzalez.com
Ricki (she/her/hers) is an award-winning New York City-born & based actress, writer, and producer. She is the co-owner and Head of Development at Nuanse Entertainment and a recipient of the 2021 All Stars Project/Castillo Theater Fellowship for Young Artists of Color. Ricki is a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College where she received a BA in Theatre. As an advocate for diversity in film, theatre, and media, Ricki seeks to inspire younger artists; trailblazing by creating stories and embodying characters that challenge social norms. She is committed to authoring a body of work that prioritizes inclusivity, bold choices, and craftsmanship. Rickilynee.com.
Henri (they/them/theirs) is a voice actor and director hailing from Oberlin, Ohio. They really, really love telling stories - especially authentic queer ones. Recent credits include: No Mercy (Stage Directions; Moxie Arts), WAKE (Asst. Director; One Year Lease Theatre Co), At the Barre (Shawn’s Voice, Sappho Project), and FUN HOME (Director; Otterbein University). You can find them @henri_sudy, by visiting HenriSudy.com, or catch them at The Tank NYC this August in The Untitled Raccoon Play. Proudly represented by DDO NY, Voiceover Division.